Rarely can a TV show be described as 'perfect' and not be renewed for more seasons. But that is exactly what has happened to my favorite Netflix show of all time.

David Fincher is my favorite director working in Hollywood today. Films like Fight Club, Zodiac, and Se7en are among his best. Five years ago he also debuted a show on Netflix called 'Mindhunter'. The show followed the first FBI agents who would profile serial killers in an attempt to understand the crimes, and prevent more from happening in the future. We got two fantastic seasons of the show, with Fincher serving as producer.

Both seasons are fantastic and seem to be building to a season three that would feature the hunt for the BTK Killer in Kansas. But Fincher recently confirmed that the show will not be returning to Netflix. Vanity Fair quotes Fincher as saying that the show was just too pricey to keep making.

I’m very proud of the first two seasons. But it’s a very expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we didn’t attract enough of an audience to justify such an investment [for season three].

Fincher goes on to say that he doesn't blame Netflix, telling Vanity Fair that it took a lot of risks just to get the show made in the first place. While Fincher's comments don't come as a huge surprise, it breaks my heart to see a show this good just fall by the wayside. In a way, Mindhunter was a show before its time.

The first season debuted in 2017, long before streaming boomed due to the pandemic, and a few years before our culture's fascination with serial killers and true crime. The Jeffery Dahmer series on Netflix was one of the most-watched shows of 2022. There are seemingly new true crime shows produced every month. And no one navigates that world better than David Fincher. Here's hoping that Netflix hasn't closed the door completely on a show gone too soon.

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